We do not take it upon ourselves to tell baseball teams whom they should hire as managers, but there is an obvious trend toward faceless men and we deplore it. Baseball apparently no longer wants the Durochers but dreams of a group of managers made of plastic, all dressed in tweed overcoats, snap-brim hats, cordovan shoes, pinch-collars and rep ties, who stride briskly through the season swinging tan attach� cases on which is printed in gold, THOU SHALT NOT BE CONTROVERSIAL.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
?During Utah's 101-55 drubbing of Texas Christian, the basketball bounced over a fence at one end of the court and rolled behind the bleachers. "I hope," said TCU Coach Buster Brannon, "they don't find it."
? Coach Frank Broyles of Arkansas gives his quarterbacks a weekly warning: "I tell them that when they face a third down and seven situation they should never look toward the bench for me to call the next play. I remind them that they have four-year scholarships, while I have only a short-term contract."
?Before the basketball season began, Coach J. W. Russell of Tennessee's Dyer High School was glum. If both his boys' and girls' teams won 10 straight, he vowed, he'd go right out and dye his hair the school colors. Coach Russell now sports robin's-egg-blue hair with a white stripe down the center.
?Although Florida's Ray Graves was chosen Southeastern Conference football coach of the year, his prospects for a raise are dim. Graves makes $17,000 a year, just $500 less than School President J. Wayne Reitz.